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Psychological evaluation ordered for Fairfield man charged in wife's death

Luc Tieman told police his wife, Valerie, disappeared from his truck in a Walmart parking lot. (Maine State Police)

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP/WGME) -- Court documents say a psychological examination was ordered for a Maine man charged in the death of his wife, who was found partially buried in a shallow grave behind her in-laws' home last year.

Luc Tieman, of Fairfield, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 34-year-old Valerie Tieman.

He admitted to police he knew about Valerie's body, because he buried her after she allegedly overdosed.

The state medical examiner says Valerie died after she was shot twice in the head.

[Related: Court Documents: Luc Tieman claims he saw his wife overdose and die]

A pretrial conference is scheduled for May as 33-year-old Tieman and his lawyer await the delivery of medical records.

[Related: Fairfield man accused killing, burying wife pleads not guilty]

Tieman was scheduled Jan. 18 for an examination at Riverview Psychiatric Center for his trial, which is tentatively set for November.

The evaluation is expected to help determine Tieman's defense and whether he's deemed competent to stand trial

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